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Peeks of the Past

By Staff | Oct 4, 2011

109 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Oct. 23, 1902

E.P. Hall, clerk in the commissioners office at Williamsport, and formerly a citizen of this place, on Sunday became the father of his sixteenth child. He has named him Theodore Roosevelt.

George H. Roger, W.E. Mohr and Clyde Smith returned home on Monday from a hunting trip, but captured no game. Messrs. Mohr and Smith assisted in brining from the woods a black bear weighing 175 pounds that was caught in a trap set by Clyde Robbins, caretaker at Dunwoodie and killed by him on Friday morning.

Roy Dimm has just completed four of his spinning wheel chair. He has now made seventeen in all, some of which have been shipped to different parts of the state. In making these chairs, Mr. Dimm uses all the parts of the spinning wheel, and no other material.

100 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Oct. 26, 1911

Mrs. Alvira, wife of Peter Stetter, died at her home on Water Street Friday night, at 11 o’clock, after a short illness, aged 76 years, 2 months, and 19 days.

Caroline C. James, of Steelton, has deeded to J. Ernest Hoffman, of Muncy, a farm I Muncy Creek Township for the consideration of $5600.

Grant Leiser, of Muncy has sold a property in Muncy to John W. Mendenhall for the consideration of $1875.

Jesse McCarty, caretaker at the Charles Heebner farm, last week, lost a valuable cow, which died from the effects of eating wet clover.

75 Years Ago

The Muncy Luminary

Oct. 22, 1936

3 cents

Stanley Hartman, young son of Phil Hartman, who recently ran away from home and was found in the vicinity of Montoursville, was found about a week ago by Mr. Robert Brass, walking along the road between Dewart and Watsontown.

Mr. and Mrs. Warren Bieber recently entertained at the Fern Spring Hunting Camp in honor of their daughter, Marjorie. A chicken dinner was enjoyed by all.

Mrs. Edith E. Powers, Miss Edith Powers and Miss Martha Rons, of Muncy, sailed from Baltimore on the SS IRWIN of the Merchants & Miners Line, enroute to Jacksonville, Florida.

Miss Ethel Snyder and Miss Irene Yocum were week end visitors at Montrose.

Ad: Women from Coast-to Coast Prefer Phillips Delicious Southern Soupsand yet They Sell for One-fourth less

50 Years Ago

The Luminary

Sept. 21, 1961

5 cents

It’s “Fair Week” not only in Allentwon, but also in Muncy sponsored by the Muncy Elementary Parent-Teacher association.

Glenn M. Laird Jr., fourth grade student in Muncy Elementary schools, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, from head injuries sustained when he fell from a bicycle the previous evening.

Muncy man, George Wilt, owner of the local lanes, Bowling Arena, was the big attraction at the larger fairs in the state for his idea of Portable Bowling Lanes.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gansell, Jr. and children, Louis, Kathy and Pam, near Pennsdale, were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Campbell.

Miss Patricia Wertz, Montgomery, married Sept. 16 to Eugene R. Green, Hughesville.

Miss Veronica Wesnuski, of N.Y. to wed Marshall Dapp, of Muncy.

Miss Nancy Pepper of Muncy became the bride of John W. Snyder, Jr., Montoursville.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Perritt, of Unityville, a daughter, Barbara Jean, Sept. 14. Mother former Joyce Foster; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Flick, of near Hughesville, a daughter, Wada Leah, Sept. 15. Mother former Ruth Gray; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hook, of Muncy, a daughter, Melinda Ann, Sept. 15. Mother former Elizabeth Clark; Mr. and Mrs. Zack Robbins, of Unityville, a son, David Lee, Sept. 17. Mother former Loretta Wallis.

At the Ritz: “Gidget Goes Hawaiian”

Ad: A&P-Kosher Pickles 29 cents a jar

25 years ago

No Luminary printed until Aug. 19, 1987

10 years ago

Oct. 10, 2001

35 cents

Headline: U.S. Hits Afghan Targets By Day and By Night

Area residents serving our country: Lt. Harry Fulton; Lt. Steven Fulton; Adam Hess; and Brian David Hess.

Dale Stackhouse and his Belgian horses treated attendees of the Muncy Fall Festival to a ride around town at last Saturday’s event.

At the East Lycoming School Board meeting remarks addressed a controversy over the authority of varsity wrestling coach, Steve Budman to dismiss present junior varsity coach, Richard Barlett and replace him with former Muncy wrestling coach, Patrick Fortin.

Amber Hess, of Muncy became the bride of Kurt P. Schmitt, of Virginia.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Charles of Unityville, a daughter on Oct. 4. Mother former Bobbie Jo Potts Charles; Angela Hill and Duke Snyder, of Montgomery, a son, on Aug. 27.

Deaths: Mildred I. Miller, 98, formerly of Montgomery, died Oct. 2; Ruth Ann Taylor, 63, of Montgomery, died Oct. 6; Ellis T. Edkin, 71, of Hughesville, died Oct. 4; Mary I. “Belle:” Murray, 102, of Muncy died Oct. 5; William A. PHillips, 93, of Picture Rocks, died Oct. 5.